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Secret Rome Basilicas and hidden Underground Catacombs Tour

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    Stop At: Catacombe di San Callisto, Via Appia Antica 110, 00179 Rome Italy

    Sited along the Appian way, these catacombs were built after AD 150, with some private Christian hypogea and a funeral area directly dependent on the Catholic Church. It takes its name from the deacon Saint Callixtus, proposed by Pope Zephyrinus in the administration of the same cemetery - on his accession as pope, he enlarged the complex, that quite soon became the official one for the Roman Church. The arcades, where more than fifty martyrs and sixteen pontiffs were buried, form part of a complex graveyard that occupies fifteen hectares and is almost 20 km (12 mi) long.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano, Piazza di Porta San Giovanni, 4, 00184 Rome Italy

    The Cathedral of the Most Holy Savior and of Saints John the Baptist and the Evangelist in the Lateran, (Italian: Santissimo Salvatore e Santi Giovanni Battista ed Evangelista in Laterano) – also known as the Papal Archbasilica of St. John [in] Lateran, St. John Lateran, or the Lateran Basilica – is the cathedral church of Rome and serves as the seat of the Roman Pontiff.

    It is the oldest and highest ranking of the four papal major basilicas, giving it the unique title of "archbasilica". Because it is the oldest public church in the city of Rome, it is the oldest and most important basilica of the Western world,and houses the cathedra of the Roman bishop, it has the title of ecumenical mother church of the Catholic faithful.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, Piazza di Santa Maria Maggiore 42, 00185 Rome Italy

    The basilica enshrines the venerated image of Salus Populi Romani, depicting the Blessed Virgin Mary as the help and protectress of the Roman people, which was granted a Canonical coronation by Pope Gregory XVI on 15 August 1838 accompanied by his Papal bull Cælestis Regina.

    Pursuant to the Lateran Treaty of 1929 between the Holy See and Italy, the Basilica is within Italian territory and not the territory of the Vatican City State.However, the Holy See fully owns the Basilica, and Italy is legally obligated to recognize its full ownership to concede to it "the immunity granted by International Law to the headquarters of the diplomatic agents of foreign States

    Duration: 30 minutes
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    Departure Point
    Via Carlo Alberto, 00185 Roma RM, Italy

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick-up service available only for centrally located hotels not B&b, apartments or guest house
    Duration
    3h
    Return Details
    Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri, Piazza della Repubblica, 00185 Roma RM, Italy
    Inclusions
    • Pickup (only in hotels listed in central Rome)
    • Professional local guide
    • Headset don't miss any single word
    • All transfers in an air-conditioned coach bus
    • Group max 30 partecipants
    • Drop-off at S. Maria deglia Angeli e dei Martiri near Metro A stop Repubblica and Termini Station
    • Entry/Admission - Catacombe di San Callisto
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    • Optional gratuities
    • Food and Drinks
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    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Sleeveless shirts and shorts are not permitted inside churches
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    I'm extremely happy I decided to book this tour. It was the most relaxing afternoon of my 5 days-trip to Rome, away from the crowd, some green, some time to recover. The catacombs are very interesting to see, there is a small introduction by the local guide and the underground
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    Response from G L, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Secret Rome Basilicas and hidden Underground Catacombs Tour
    Responded 2 weeks ago
    Dear Marleen, so happy to see that you also took this tour in the heart of Rome, visiting the most important Basilicas in town and the secret underground catacombs of San Callisto on the Appian Way, the world's biggest Christian catacombs where over half a million people were buried between the first and the end of the fifth century after Christ. We're glad you enjoyed your afternoon in a relaxed manner and had the chance to meet your guide Marcello whose excellent performance apparently made a difference and added value to your fascinating discovery of an underground world not everyone gets to see. Kind regards, the Gray Line I Love Rome Team
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    The tour itself was great. Booking advertisement needs help. Told us we were not a hotel they would pick up at..we walked 45 minutes to office...and then the meeting spot for other guests was 5 minutes from our hotel...and next day our hotel staff told us tour rep was there to
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